News & Publications
The Cook County Farm Bureau® and the University of Illinois Extension continue to partner on a project that benefits local Farm Bureau members and the general public. Since April 15, the master gardeners have been back (working virtually) to answer questions from members and the general public related to gardening and horticulture. This dedicated group will continue to respond to questions through mid-November of 2021.
Earlier this summer, the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) announced the winners of the 2021 Power of A Awards, including Cook County Farm Bureau’s Food Pantry Support program. As visits to local food pantries skyrocketed on average by more than 50% and at times up to 150% during the height of the pandemic, Cook County Farm Bureau developed several subprojects designed to enable Farm Bureau to reach its objective of financially supporting in-need families and the food pantries that support them.
Cook County Farm Bureau leader Dan Biernacki lays the groundwork for the Farm Bureau’s onsite pollinator garden earlier this summer.
The Cook County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce winners of the July selfie contest! The photos will be featured in various publications, on our website, social media, etc. Thank you and congratulations!
The Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, has awarded 32 General Use Grants, totaling over $169,000. General Use Grants fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America, aligning with Compeer Financial’s mission.
An Opportunity to Grow
Spending my summer with the Cook County Farm Bureau as an Ag Literacy Intern can only be described as wonderful. Working with an organization whose vision is to help people recognize and value the importance of agriculture has been so rewarding. Every day I felt that I was contributing to a cause that is so important to me.
Cook County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and Friends gather at The Packingtown Museum for a tour.
Cook County Farm Bureau leaders Todd Price, board member, Ruth Zeldenrust, board member, Kim Morton, Governmental Affairs Team member, and Bob Rohrer, Cook County Farm Bureau manager met with Mr. Jerry Costello II, Director of Illinois Department of Agriculture and Mr. Rob Baren, agricultural Legislative Liaison for the department.
Bacon May Disappear In California As Pig Rules Take Effect – At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa.